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alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
secretary kathleen sebelius saying healthcare.gov needs millions of fixes. here is more from brianna kei r keilar. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that is where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program and promising its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month, we anticipate that it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat again, embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment numbers are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of healthcare.gov and the screening of so-called navigators that help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could require sensitive personal information from an innocent perso
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
of the month. that would be the headline except a new problem seems to have come up as kathleen sebelius returned to capitol hill for yet another grilling, this time a security risk to users. breanna keeler is following developments, live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: it was another damaging appearance on the hill for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. as president obama headed to the lone star state, that's right, but not a coincidence that he was in texas where a republican governor has blocked the expansion of medicaid under the obama care law. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program. and promised its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. and the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat a
of town, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius handles the fight on capitol hill. the administration is doing more damage control as reports from obama care contracts indicate even more problems with the october roamout than previously thought. we're going to monitor this hearing. and we'll bring you news as a it warrants. sebelius is sure to face blit terring criticisms, though, in that hearing. not only over the website debacle, but also over the false assurances that people could keep their insurance plans if they wanted to. you may remember this exchange from her last appearance on capitol hill. >> some people like to drive a ford and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not out of a chris it will stem. you're taking away their choice. >> and that was marsha blackburn. and she's joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> you didn't minnesota words with her. now i think americans want solutions. listen to what your fellow republican, chris christie had to say. >> i think that the party has got to focus on winning again. you know, somet
one from joe biden and kathleen sebelius and miss tavenner, the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid. so there have been a lot of apologies. the one that needed to come was the president's politically, at least. on the legislation, an administrative fix is really what they need to get here. democrats, even those with legislation would be happy to have this taken care of administrative administratively. they have done what they needed to do. told constituents we heard you, legislation, take credit for pressuring the president himself to come and do something about it. it was a statement he made in four or five years ago that didn't have to be made, could have been couched. at the time seemed like the right thing to do because memories were long of the clinton's attempt to reform health hurns and people thought they would lose policies. >> jackie you made news, piece addressing administration to cover care for mental health and adick the same way they do medical and physical illnesses. can you give us a sense of the siblgts here, just how important it is. it relates and go
health care law is "not an option." kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, said even with web site problems, there's still "plenty of time" to enroll. we'll have highlights of her appearance later in the program. secretary of state john kerry scrambled today to revive stalled peace talks between israel and the palestinians. he met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and then palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the west bank town of bethlehem. and he said israel's settlement building is a major stumbling block. >> we consider now, and have always considered, the settlements to be illegitimate. and i want to make it extremely clear that at no time did the palestinians in any way agree as a matter of going back to the talks that they somehow condone or accept the settlements. >> woodruff: netanyahu answered by accusing the palestinians of creating "artificial crises" to avoid facing tough decisions. >> anxious scientisteds have foundest that yasser arafat may have died of poisoning. al jazeera reported on the swiss team's testing of soil and bone samples t
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
in california. >> kerry, thanks. for the second time, now, health secretary kathleen sebelius today faced a barrage of questions from congress over hundreds of problems with this new federal health care website. her testimony came hours after the chief technical official stepped down at the centers for medicare and medicaid services. his office oversaw the creation of the website. nbc's white house correspondent has more on all this tonight. >> reporter: on capitol hill and once again under fire. secretary sebelius this time taking heat for the president's promise if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false? >> this is a dishonesty. you've been misleading the american people. and the president has. >> this, to put it bluntly, is simply untrue. >> reporter: while more than 3 million americans who buy their own insurance have received cancellation letters. >> delaying the affordable care act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or parkinson's. so for mil
the interview, he responded to critics of hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius. >> under these difficult circumstances for the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. she doesn't write code. she wasn't the i.t. person. >> is she still the right person to do it? >> the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> the president said he assigned a team to close some of the gaps in the health care law to make it more efficient. house speaker john boehner responding to the president's interview saying quote, if the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, he can support this bipartisan effort otherwise the apology means nothing. keep your health plan act which allows people to keep plan that is existed on the market as of january 1st this year through 2014. >>> new jersey governor chris christie not doing anything to quiet the buzz about a presidential run. the man is all over the place. this weekend, he'll be all
of logic. >> meanwhile, on capitol hill it was the senate's turn to question hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> as someone who has fought and bled for this and who sincerely thinks it's going to work in the long run, i want you to hold them account, bun their fingers and make them pay. >> this is a false statement made to the american people that this administration has consistently doubled down on and repeated time and time again. and the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. it's impossible. >> let's turn to pole politics. martin walsh, one popular guy in boston and not even mayor-elect. former aide to ted kennedy. received a few unexpected calls of congratulations yesterday. one was from vice president joe biden who reportedly roared, you son of a gun, matter y yrty, di. dnc share debbie wasserman schultz reportedly made the error, so did the mayor of minneapolis. the wrong marty wals
. >>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was on the hot seat again on alcohol today. she fac ons capitol hill today. libby casey has more on what happened from washington. >> secretary sebelius met tough questions and criticism right from the start of today's senate finance committee hearing. the chairman is a democrat of montana and he is one of the chief architects of the health care law, so he has got a lot riding on its success. he actually warned secretary sebelius last sprirng that if its -- spring that if it implementation wasn't done correctly it would be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius, last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concerns about the law's implementation. since then, my words have been twifortetwisted and maligned the forecast. make no mistake i believe in this law. >> the secretary said there's no excuse for what she calls a miserable five weeks since the website healthcare.gov launched. but she
, kathleen sebelius is also on the road today. earlier today in atlanta, sebelius acknowledged problems once again with the affordable care act's online marketplace without backing down. >> we have had inexcusable technology problems with healthcare.gov. we are making progress towards fixing them but the new law is more than a website. >> meanwhile, back in washington, a group of republican senators, there they are, calling for sebelius to be fired. all the way to the gulf coast the president's staff once again assuring reporters quote, nothing has changed. nothing has changed in the president's full confidence and secretary sebelius' ability. the comments come on the heels of that exclusive interview that president obama gave chuck todd late thursday. he took blame for the website's failures and also apologized to americans whose insurance has been canceled. >> still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assur
kathleen sebelius going before the senate finance committee today. last week she told members of the house she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. newly released documents show the site had even more problems than first reported. >>> the brother of the new jersey mall shooter says his family still does not know why he did it. kevin shoop says his brother richard didn't plan to hurt anyone but himself. a friend of the shooter said he sent him a message that said they needed to talk but he was already asleep and he did not respond. >>> new details in a mysterious plane crash last week. preliminary ntsb reports says the pilot, michael kallen filed a flight plan showing a short trip within canada. he did not talk to air traffic control at the nashville airport before he crashed. the wreckage was not spotted until some six hours after the crash. >>> two oklahoma inmates who escaped through a prison shower ceiling are back behind bars this morning. they were picked up at a home not far from the prison. they were part of a group of four inmates who made a clean getaway last month climbi
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
on capitol hill about the disastrous obamacare rollout, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius returns today for round 2. what can we expect to hear? joining us from the senate side, pennsylvania senator pat toomy, a member of the senate finance committee. he's going to be there this morning. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, steve. >> i bet she's going to get an ear full because i know you guys in the senate have been getting an ear full from your constituents who suddenly have gotten those, hey, you've just been canceled notes in the mail. >> that is exactly right. of course, you know, how many times has the president promised people that if you like the coverage you have, you'll get to keep it? we always knew that was untrue. now, of course, it's coming home. and it's devastating to people. three and a half million so far have gotten these letters. because of obamacare, they lose their coverage. their plan no longer meets the satisfaction of the president and his administration. and here's what's devastating, steve. because of the incompetent rollout and the lac
kathleen sebelius about the problems with the obamacare web site and what she says the administration absolutely can cannot could do. plus, a man who hijacked a plane to cuba has just returned to the united states after three decades to face justice. we have video of his plane arriving and you'll hear what happens next. facebook launching a new policy on bullying. how will that effect you and your children? plus, jet man takes a wild ride over mount fuji. the incredible video is ahead so let's get to it. any shepard smith reporting live from the fox news deck. >> good wednesday afternoon to you. 3:00 on the east coast. delaying obamacare is not an option. those words from the nation's top health official today kathleen sebelius who once again testified to congress about the bungled web site rollout. she flat out rejected republican demands that the white house put the new healthcare law on ice. >> some have asked why not just delay implementation of the new law until all of the problems are fixed. and there is a pretty straightforward answer. delaying the affordable care act wouldn't
kathleen sebelius, and i think this is an underreported story. saying today hhs has plans to, quote, reinvite people to sign up. what does that translate to? that translates to them sitting on millions of dollars, which they are. there was one report on how much money they're sitting on to try and advertise to get healthy young people into the system. and eric, because they didn't have the political courage to make that penalty more than the premium, they can run all the ads they want with our money which is going to -- really going to bankrupt us. i still don't think they're going to have people sign up. they have doctor shortage, lack of people enrolling, premiums going through the roof because of adverse selection and the employer mandate which is the biggest issue set to drop in ten months. >> bob, the question, i'm sitting there waiting, probably an hour and a half hearing, senators like to talk, they like to hear themselves speak. who made the call to go october 1st knowing very well there was security risks and the website wasn't ready. >> first of all, let me say, i'm sweati
on capitol hill, earlier today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was not sounding very confident. she was saying they're going to have it done by the end of the month but she said they have an aggressive check list to go through, an aggressive time line to meet. sort of putting out this feeling that programs it may not happen in time. the president said in dallas, this is happening in time. the other important thing, and i'll say this very quickly. the president did not go back to clean pup line if you like your plan, you can keep it. he did not try to revise that line as he did the other night. perhaps an indication that they know that clean-up job was not going too well. >> let me ask you this. the hits keep on coming for the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. it died down a little bit. it felt like it but now gaining heat again on capitol hill. getting a tough grilling. what exactly happened there? >> well, she was pressed by senators throughout this hearing about the various problems with the website, the veracity of the president's comments when
. john, thank you very much. today secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius told congress there were 200 flaws in the health care web site but she expects all will be fixed by the end of the month. three and a half million americans have been told that their health plans will be canceled because their plans don't meet the minimum requirements of obamacare. we asked wyatt andrews to look into that. >> reporter: karen defnall did not vote for the president and was not a fan of health care reform until she learned that obamacare could be a very good deal for her. >> i perceive this as a blessing and if it comes into fruition i'm very grateful for this. >> reporter: defnall, who runs a small day care in virginia, is about to lose her current policy with anthem health. her monthly premium now at $771 will go down under obamacare to $221 thanks to a federal subsidy. she also saves on out-of-pocket costs. defnall's current policy has limited coverage for preventative tests, pediatric care and the emergency room. but all of that is covered under the new law and could reduce her ou
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius described a new world for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse. >> imagine what it would mean if people felt as comfortable saying they were going for counseling as they do saying they're going for a flu shot or physical therapy. >> reporter: patients with broken bones or heart attack symptoms are routinely admitted to emergency rooms and insurers are contacted later. before today, patients reporting severe depression or suicidal tendencies often had to be approved by insurance companies before they were admitted. treatment could be delayed or coverage denied. now that disparity will no longer exist. the new rules are a result of obamacare and a 2008 law that called for mental health parity. they're also the last of 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence that president obama took when congress voted against stricter gun control legislation after the sandy hook school shooting. these new rules also forbid insurers from denying coverage for out-of-state treatment of mental illness or substance abuse. scott, this means these
will sign the bill that was passed by the legislature on tuesday. >>> kathleen sebelius will be answering more questions about problems with the federal health exchange website later this morning. she'll testify before a senate committee. >>> in sports the 49ers alden smith returned to the team and spoke about his alcohol rehab for the first time. find out what the star linebacker has to say in a bit. >>> the storm system marching across the country is bringing rain eastward. i'll have the forecast and plus the latest on a super typhoon. >>> in the next hour, the press secretary for the republican national committee will join us live. we'll ask here if the election results reflect how americans feel about the republican party and how the tea party factored into the votes yesterday. >>> "al jazeera america" continues in two and a half minutes. thomas drayton and i will have all of the day's top news. >> they say they did it because they were trying to protect my children. they didn't protect my children, they traumatized them. >> fault lines examines why so many native american kids are ca
or mislead about the fact that he said you could keep your health insurance if you like it? kathleen sebelius asked that very question and peel tell you what her answer was and talk about the repeated calls for her to step down. bill: are labor unions getting a pass on obamacare. martha: we'll ask a former pro football star way it's really like in the shocker rooms as the dolphins teammates speak out. >> i'm sure we have all gone out and had a few too many and called somebody and don't remember what we said on the voicemail or why we did it or what. it's just an unusual situation. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪ paying ourselves to do what we love? when you do what io, iyou think about risk.. i don't like the ups and downs of the market, but i can't just sit on m
's my friend. >> better than he gave to kathleen sebelius. >> exactly. >> this was a lot better. >> so texas governor rick perry was in iowa. he's clearly prepping for another run for the white house. let's listen to what he said. rather interesting. >> we're losing the country we love to a government that is too big, too arrogant, too controlling of our every day lives. our leaders have forgotten how to govern. believe me, i know a few things about forgetting. >> obviously during the key debate moment where he forgot -- >> the three agencies he would eliminate. >> exactly. >> should he have even brought this up? >> absolutely. >> because he's still battling this going into another cycle. >> surest way to get rid of something is to make fun of yourself. he has been joking about that now for how many years, right, since he first -- >> might voters forgive him? >> a lot of people think it's crazy for him to get back out there because his campaign was so disastrous. yes, voters do forgive people. often if you make fun, that kind of humor is great and is it a long shot for him to rehabilit
? >> this is genius, by the way. >> brian kelsey. is he a state senator. handed kathleen sebelius "website for dummies." >> someone who is so -- like, greg, if it were you or me or anywhere at this table and someone tried to hand us that, we would look at them and go, are you out of your mind, i'm not taking that. she takes it and pictures are snapped with her holding "websites for dumb ydummies." they really need to get rigd he, clean house. cgi, wow, are they lost, completely in the weeds. november, good luck, there's no chance -- >> i had a dream about sebelius -- >> you have weird dream also. >> she was in a floral pantsuit and i thought she was the queen of england. >> okay, on that note -- >> trying to get a job with hillary clinton 2016. >> please, move on. >> coming up, some important races on this election day eve, including here in new york city where bill demazo -- >> oh, gosh. >> it's true. he's up 40% over the republican. the republican is that guy on right, joe. >> lhota. >> thank you. that's the problem. what does president obama -- no, the problem is i don't know his name. what is obam
and kathleen sebelius web site for dummies. they are face is priceless. >> you know what that picture represents? someone who is so clueless. if it was you or me or any one in this table i would look at them and go i am not taking it. she takes it and pictures holding web site for dummies. you are kidding me. they really need to get rid of her, clean house, get rid of cgi. i have been reading up on cgi, wow, are they lost. they are completely -- good luck. no chance. >> i had a dream about sebelius. she was here in a floral pant suit and i thought she was the queen of england. >> on that note. >> coming up, race ons this election day including here in new york city with the mayoral candidate. >> disaster. >> 40 percent over the republicans. the republican is that guy on the right, joe. >> lhota. >> that's the problem. >> the problem is obama doing campaigning with him? you are surprised? don't forget to check out the web site at foxnews.com. >> you did worse than me. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more. more shopping. more dining out. and alo with it, more identity theft. by th
. >> health and human services kathleen sebelius announced a new rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than for physical illnesses. >>> and to los angeles. two separate incidents at l.a.x. settled already rattled nerves after a passenger told the ticketing agent he was carrying, quote, a dangerous item. he later confessed he was just joking. police will charge him with making a false threat. and this the same terminal where a tsa was killed last week. they say the pattern had cleared security before boarding the the flight into los angeles. >>> nypd officer indicted for the in famous highway brawl. the officer, who was off-duty at the time, participated in the attack when he smashed in the back window of the suv. his charges including gang assault and criminal mischief. one remains paralyzed after the suv driver tried to get away. >>> and blocking the release of a 911 call from sandy hook elementary. freedom of information commission said the tapes should be released after a request from the the associated press. a
secretary kathleen sebelius said that's not going to happen. >> for millions of americans delay is not an option. people's lives depend on this. >> sebelius said the website will be fully functional by the end of the month. tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the head of humania, the larger health care insurers in the marketplace said they expect the government will give people more time to sign up. >>> a high school teacher wounded during the shooting at los angeles international airport said he had to crawl away to save his life. he was waiting in the security line when gunshots range out. >> i continued down the hall. i remember a couple of tsa folks in the hallway. i wasn't looking. it just hit me in the leg. >> his leg was shattered by the bullet. that's why he had to drag himself to safety. yesterday the killed tsa officer was remembered at a ceremony in the airport. paul ciancia remains hospitalized after being shot by airport police. >>> in just a few hours twitter will start trading on the new york stock exchange. the social media company set the price of its initial
. they are calling for deduct ability for mental care match others. kathleen sebelius underscored how important the measure is. >> that incredibly important law combined with the affordable care act will expand and protect behavioural health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavioural health coverage in a generation. >> the obama administration is facing more problems with healthcare.gov. problems with user overload are popping up. the leader of the tech teams working to fix the glitches say they are making progress. >>> family members of a victim killed in the navy yard shooting is suing the government for $37 million, the family says the navy and department of vat ran affairs ignored warning signs about the shooter's mental health. the navy is not commenting. 12 died when keith alexander went on -- when alexize went on a shooting rampage. >> a new york detective was a picture, and a bikie gang faces charges. a victim bumped a biker with his suv and ran over another biker while trying to get away from the group. when they did manage to catch up wit
. >>> yesterday, health and human services kathleen sebelius made that announcement before the requirement only large group plans cover mental and behavioral health. >> i know having walked through that experience itself how difficult this is for way too many families. >> the law guarantees co- payments and deductibles for benefits for medical and surgical ones. next july will mark the government's first real effort to enforcement. >>> chrysler is recalling more than 1 million dodge trucks. the recall calls 2003 to 2008 dodge ram 2800 to 3300. other models included in the recall, the dodge ram 4400 and 554by 4 hasy cabs. a series of accidents involving the steering systems prompted that recall. >>> why berkeley is closing down and the recent party that prompted that decision. >> a cooling trend for the weekend. i'll have a look and you can see how much cooler you can expect in your area. what a beautiful start to the day. >>> hundreds of red, white and blue l.e.d. lights are lighting up new york city, the one world trade center building tested out the new light. the spire gradually changing col
their options, making 2014 a true transition year. now, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in atlanta today where she'll announce new regulations requiring insurance companies to treat mental illness like any other illness. i should tell you, this rule -- these rules were put in place back in 2008, this requirement that insurance companies treat a mental illness like any other illness. they've been waiting for regulations on how to do so. that's what we'll be hearing from kathleen sebelius today. >> athena, thank you for the update. let's talk more about this, the interview and what it means going forward with john king, joining us now. what do you make of the president's interview, the apology and also what more he is saying about obama care and how they're trying to fix it. does it help the administration's case? >> we'll see by watching the senate democrats. as athena just noted, joe manchin is part of one piece of legislation that would delay the penalty for not signing up. mary landrieu is among those pushing a new law and the house republicans want to do this
. it was a week ago she was grilled at a house hearing prior to kathleen sebelius, who is the health and human services secretary. joining me live is republican congressman robert pitten jer. he's been calling it a national disaster of the also joining us, tom scully who served as cms administrator under president george w. bush. he's a republican working who's been promoting the health care law, and seies it as a potentia gold mine that could make some people very rich. congressman, you were not in favor of the government shutdown over the aca or defunding the law. why do you see the health care now as such a disaster or what do you see that can be done to enhance it to make it work properly? >> well, thanks, thomas. yes, i had voted 15 times to defund or replace, reform the health care law. however, i just felt the strategy that was being advocated to shut down the government was not going to be fruitful. as it turned out, as i anticipated, it only had 14 votes in the senate to go along with that strategy that would require a shutdown of the government. that didn't seem to be very politicall
on the website are finished. kathleen sebelius was taking more heat from lawmakers >> catherine: on capitol hill today. she agrees there's work to be done -- but doesn't want the system taken off-line. republicans at the hearing called for her resignation >> screens with godown and all the time and they could not get from place to place. those are the two primary areas of focus. >> catherine: blockbuster announced its closures today, affecting about three-hundred stores located across the u.s. dish network expects the stores to be closed by early january. about 2,800 people will lose their jobs. colo. satellite-tv provider also is shutting down blockbuster's dvd mail service next month. >> catherine: blockbuster's downfall began more than a decade ago with the rise of netflix inc.'s dvd-by-mail service, followed by the introduction of a subscription service that streams video over high- speed internet connections. operating under franchise agreements will remain open. >> jacqueline: we are expecting clear skies tonight with a few high cloud spirit temperature will be on the cool side and not rea
. yesterday we heard kathleen sebelius or just a short time ago today, she was in atlanta. did she give hints as to what they might be looking at or are they saying we're going to do this but don't know how yet? >> at this point they're not tipping their hand what they're going to be doing. sebelius only said to reporters in atlanta they didn't have a plan on the table at this point. they could have a plan in their drawer in their desk somewhere or floating around inside other offices inside hhs. they're not willing to talk about that at this point. there are various reports out there perhaps they're looking at expanding subsidies for people to obtain insurance on these exchanges. why would that happen? because if people are seeing their pols are being canceled and the only option that's available costs more money, then perhaps those expanded subsidies might be helpful. i have tried to ask a variety of officials over here at the white house as to whether or not that is the case. nobody is willing to confirm that, and of course, that may require some kind of legislation to expand those subsidi
in the senate, that would say you can't hire felons, you can't hire people who are convicts. you know, kathleen sebelius at hhs has said it's possible. it's not a federal requirement. the states can have the requirement. i think that everybody is on board. we don't want any corruption. so far there is no corruption. all we have is everybody who doesn't like it who really wants to subvert obamacare, jumping on anything they can find. >> juan, we just showed you corruption. >> come on, that's so small, bill. come on. >> it's so small. i don't know if we have time to go to every single, you know, navigator deal they have. but go ahead, mary katharine. >> the hater's bawl for obama care has always been populated by more than half of the united states. i'm happy to be there it's not super fun because a lot of people are losing their insurance. so it's not a lot of dancing. it's actually a lot of sadness. these are serious issues. the navigator program specifically, right before the thing launched, they cut down the number of hours that these guys had to be trained. there is no requirement that they
. this is not the big issue for health care as we move forward. >> this is what kathleen sebelius had to say on the "the daily rundown." >> so it's a relatively small but for those people it's real. i think the president felt keeping the commitment people should be able to stay on their own plans is something he felt was important. >> so that was from an event in detroit today. clearly such an uncomfortable position for cabinet secretary. >> true. relatively few number of people, goes to the heart of the credibility how it was sold. not complicated, going on amazon, get a new plan, keep your plan if you like it. that has proven not to be the case. the bigger issue here, if young healthy people are not signing up, the whole thing doesn't work. if they are keeping to their own plans, which obama care in washington says are substandard it doesn't work. they have a website that doesn't work. so the big question is when does this start working. democrats on the hill doesn't know the answer to that, the president doesn't know the answer to that. >> as susan page was saying yesterday, when you start pulling on
of mental health, kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is expected to announce new guidelines that will require doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness, increasing access to care. we'll bring you her remarks life in a half hour as president obama takes responsibility for technical problems that plagued the healthcare.gov website but the president didn't stop there. he also responded to criticism of how he characterized the loss impact on those who already have insurance. athena jones is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. any minute now the president will be departing the white house heading down to new orleans to talk about the economy. of course he's still dealing with the fallout over healthcare.gov and the word that millions of americans are getting cancellation letters from health insurance companies because of obama care. president obama is apologizing to americans losing their health insurance under the affordable care act despite his frequent promises they'd be able to keep plans the
secretary kathleen sebelius announced a new obama administration rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than they do for physical illnesses. the president is turning his focus to the economy. he used the louisiana port in new orleans as a backdrop to promote his plan to invest billions of dollars into u.s. infrastructure and to bolster american exports. >> let's make it easier for more businesses to expand and grow and sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world. let's make sure we've got the best ports and roads and bridges and schools. let's make sure our young people are getting a great education. let's give everybody a chance to get ahead. not just a few at the top, but everybody. >> and during a democratic fund raiser in miami last night, he said the u.s. must continue updating its policies toward cuba. administration has engaged in recent discussions about immigration and relaxed travel rules for cuban-americans. what are the chances the white house would even think of delaying the individual mand
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